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God, Family, Country, Hunting, and the Outdoor Lifestyle
Outdoor Group Says DNR Shut Down of Educational Courses Jeopardizes Hunting Heritage
Madison…Hunter Nation, a non-profit organization that works to protect the rights of hunters, filed suit today in state court to force the Department of Natural Resources to immediately allow hunter education courses that had been shut down due to the Governor’s Covid-19 restrictions to re-open. Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty – a state-based legal watchdog group – filed the suit on behalf of Hunter Nation arguing that the Department had violated its statutorily required duty to provide training courses to those who want to take up the sport of hunting. The suit also challenges the validity of the DNR order on constitutional grounds as it may jeopardize the constitutionally protected right to hunt, fish, and trap that is enshrined in Wisconsin’s state constitution.
Today’s court filing was precipitated after Hunter Nation had sent a letter to the Secretary of the DNR last week asking him to immediately re-open courses that had been closed statewide. The agency did not respond to the organization’s request.
Hunter Nation President and CEO, Luke Hilgemann said, “It’s unfortunate that the Evers’ Administration refused to take action on their own to remedy this problem last week. We were left with no other course of action than to file suit today to force this issue on behalf of the thousands of Wisconsin kids and adults who have effectively been barred from participating in our outdoor traditions.”
Hunter Nation President and CEO, Luke Hilgemann said, “After hearing about this decision in Oneida County, we immediately jumped into action and have called on the DNR to reverse course and allow these classes to proceed. This is a baseless decision that threatens to jeopardize outdoor opportunities for thousands of kids and adults who want to carry on our hunting traditions here in Wisconsin. We are calling on Governor Evers’ and Secretary Cole to immediately allow all hunter education courses and field trainings to move forward as scheduled.”
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We need you to be a HUNTER NATION leader in your local area.
Our Hunting Heritage and Hunting Lifestyle is under attack! Hunter Nation is looking for passionate individuals who support our Traditional American Values to step forward and lead our efforts in your state and local area. We need a select group of dedicated volunteers who will be our eyes and ears in your area to keep us informed of local issues that will directly impact the American hunter. Also, Hunter Nation will be hosting events and rallies in every state so these same leaders will need to help with the planning and execution of these special events.
In the beginning, God gave the world everything it needed to survive and be happy, including the birds in the air and the animals on the earth. But in order to show all of mankind how to utilize and protect those creatures, God made a Hunter.
To keep His people fed and clothed, God made a Hunter.
When certain skills were needed to protect us from enemies and wild beasts, God made a Hunter.
When the earliest Pilgrims first came to this continent and needed protection and food to survive, God made a Hunter.
When the time came for America to gain its independence, God made a Hunter. It was the woodsmanship and the marksmanship of the American Hunter that allowed “We the People” to defeat the world’s most powerful army and become a free nation.
God, Family, Country, Hunting and the Outdoor Lifestyle
Why Hunter Nation?
American hunters have been hunting since before our Great Nation was formed. In fact, it was the woodsmanship and shooting skills of those early Americans that tipped the scales in the Revolutionary War which led to America’s Independence! Since the beginning, hunting has put food on our table and allowed us to enjoy God’s great outdoors with our family and friends.
Unfortunately, hunting, which was once an honored and respected tradition in America, is under attack by the those who want to destroy our way of life.
These are the same people that want to take our guns, that mock our faith in God, that want open borders and want to destroy the very moral fabric of America. Well, we as proud American hunters will not let that happen! That is exactly why we have joined together to form Hunter Nation! Just like our Nation's earliest patriots, we ask you to unite and join Hunter Nation to help defend our Traditional American Values.